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Barcelona- Which neighborhood to stay in

Hello! I'm looking for a recommendation on what neighborhood to stay in while in Barcelona in October. I read a few things (La Rambla-touristy and full of con artist, El Raval-seedy, Waterfront-far from everything) which makes it harder to pick a great area. We don't mind walking, but I don't want the hotel or B&B to be in the busiest neighborhood as I'm a light sleeper. Any help on a great location would be appreciated!

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We've stayed at Hotel Jazz in the Eixample District. It is situated away from the street
making it quiet. We walked most everywhere in Barcelona. Modern hotel, well appointed rooms, helpful staff, generous breakfast buffet, rooftop pool/bar and beautiful view of the city. Weather permitting a great place to end a day of sightseeing. We would definitely stay here again. www.hoteljazz.com

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We liked staying the the Gothic aka old part of the city. Was an NH hotel group....

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We stayed at Ibis Styles Barcelona Center on Avenue Provenca for 3 nights last week. It was quiet the interior rooms.

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I stayed at the HCC St Moritz in the Eixample neighbored and would stay there again. Very nice location off the Paseo de Gracia which had a lot of shops and restaurants. I had a room that overlooked a small courtyard not the main road, Diputacio, and it was very quiet. Very nice neighborhood and walkable to many sights.

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We loved the Gracia neighborhood. We stayed in an Airbnb, so cant help with that. We could walk to La Sagrada, Park Guell, the hospital de sant pau, and even walked to the arch de triumph and la rambla. It has the feeling of being outside the tourist crush, and more of a locals neighborhood, but close enough for walking

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Hi, just to clarify, and help you make a decision:
Eixample is a district, not a neighborhood, and covers a large central area.
Eixample comprises 6 neighborhoods: La Dreta de l'Eixample; L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample; La Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample; El Fort Pienc; Sagrada Familia and Sant Antoni. This will help narrow your search.

Similarly, Gràcia is a district comprising 5 neighborhoods, including La Salut, where Park Güell is situated. When visitors say Gràcia they usually mean Vila de Gràcia.

Here is a link to a blog post I wrote about La Dreta de l'Eixample: http://billsinclair.es/la-dreta-de-leixample-barcelona/
And, here's a link to a blog post I wrote about Vila de Gràcia: http://billsinclair.es/vila-de-gracia/
You may find them useful.
Enjoy your visit.

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In 2017, we stayed at the U-232 in the Example, and it definitely ticked all our boxes. We walked to everything we wanted to see except Park Guell. An affordable 4*.

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We’re staying in the Europark Hotel at the end of the month. It’s in the Eixample, Dreta L’Eixample. It looked like a convenient location. When are you going? I’ll come back and tell you how it worked out.

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Thank you all, I truly appreciate it and has helped me immensely! We are headed to Barcelona in October and gladly take more feedback from experiences.

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Relax in a Chic, Modern Apartment near Park Güell - Airbnb; we're staying in September